My Cannot-Live-Without-Items

The other day, while on my commute, I noticed a plume of thick dark gray smoke in the distance. Are you thinking what I’m thinking?!


LOST!!! Did anyone besides me LOVE that show?!

I promise, it looked JUST LIKE THAT! And it made me think of the show, and also the craziness that is the Malaysian airliner; the one that’s disappeared without a trace! And on the creative side of my brain, I totally believe they have crashed on some gorgeous island unknown to humankind, and they’re just all trying to stay alive and get back home!

Not long after, I received an email from the lovely Alexandra from Man Crates. Have you heard of Man Crates? They are a new company that ships awesome gifts for men in custom wooden crates! (It’s the equivalent of a woman’s favorite kind of gift basket, really!) Man Crates’ mission is literally to end the difficulties that have long been associated with buying gifts for MEN!

Alexandra had one question for me: what’s in your personal survival kit?


The question was then clarified: if you were stranded on a desert island, what 5 things would you want to have with you?

Hmmm…that’s a good one! It took me right back to LOST…and here’s what I’ve decided:

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